All communities try to promote recycling in their own ways. After all, recycling is one of the things that can save our Earth from total destruction.
In the previous year in Gloucestershire, about 44% of the waste collected was recycled. The waste was made of food waste, green waste, and recyclable materials. However, segregating trash still seems to be a bit confusing for the residents despite the blue bags, black bins, brown bins, and green bins that are given to them for more effective trash segregation.
So here’s a list of what goes where:
Brown Bins – Brown bins are used to throw away combustible waste. This includes:
- Cooked and raw meat and fish – the bones are included
- Dairy products like butter and milk
- Fruit and vegetables – both cooked and raw
- Bread and cake
- Leftover food – even the ones left on plates
- Tea bags
- Coffee grounds
- Eggs – including eggshells
Note that the council will not allow cooking oil, crockery, and pet feces in the brown bin to be collected.
Green Bins – Green bins are basically used for recyclable waste made of paper and plastic. Some examples are:
- Newspaper and magazines
- Phone directories and the Yellow Pages
- Catalogues and paperback books
- Emails, letters, and cards
- Shredded paper (place in a clear carrier bag in your recycle box)
- Clean food cans
- Drinking cans
- Plastic bottles
- Squashed cartons such as Tetra Pak
Blue Sack – Blue sacks are for thick corrugated cardboards. This includes:
- Mail order packages
- Pizza boxes
- Pet food sachets
They all have to be flattened and broken up, otherwise, they won’t be collected.
Black Bins – Black bins are for general trash – non-recyclable general waste like cellophane and crisp packets.
As for the schedule, you can look up your recycling days via My Gloucester app or you can go to the My Gloucester portal.